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What is “voluntary”? Thoughts about the AARP wellness lawsuit against the EEOC

Posted in Americans with Disabilities Act, Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act, GINA, HIPAA Privacy
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is only the latest in a string of federal agencies who’ve been sued recently in an effort to stop their regulations from taking effect. We have the two lawsuits against the U.S. Department of Labor challenging the overtime rule that is scheduled to take effect on December 1 (argument in those… Continue Reading

The ADAAA, the ADA, and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act

Posted in Americans with Disabilities Act, Discrimination, Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act, GINA, HIPAA Privacy
We were told that we needed the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act because the ADA didn't protect employees' genetic information. However, there is a great deal of overlap, although the laws have different purposes. Here's my attempt at putting the ADA, the ADAAA, and the GINA together.… Continue Reading